Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science

IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI
Indianapolis, Indiana
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 27, 2021

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Science, Computer Science and IT, Information Science and Technology
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in data science. The appointment will begin August 1, 2022 in the Department of Human-Centered Computing at the Indianapolis campus. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure competitive, external funding as Principal Investigator (PI).   

An exceptional researcher in data science is sought to join our fast-growing department and data science graduate programs. Research expertise in any promising area of data science will be considered including, but not exclusively, data mining, deep learning, statistical machine learning, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, cloud computing, distributed databases, data visualization, or other areas involving the collection, organization, management, and extraction of knowledge from massive, complex, heterogeneous datasets. Data may include text, images, video, sensor and instrument data, clickstream data, social media interactions, neuroimaging data, genomics, health data, and so on. Additional AI-ML application areas of interest would be in AI and fairness/bias detection in health, education, and wage disparities; computational foundations of information/data ethics and policy.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Fostering an inclusive environment makes us stronger. The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. The SoIC is committed to actively recruiting and retaining students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and cultures to join the next generation of innovators. We welcome what every individual brings to our learning environment--socially, geographically, and in thought and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to apply:

Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to the Chair of the Department of Human-Centered Computing Dr. Davide Bolchini at


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline. Applicants must complete their degree before the starting date of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a record of outstanding research productivity and impact in fundamental aspects of data science. The ability to secure external funding is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning for courses in areas such as statistical machine learning, mathematical foundations of data science, data analytics, deep learning, cloud computing and related areas.

Institutional Information

About the Department of Human-Centered Computing │  

The Department of Human-Centered Computing is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 25+ full-time faculty members and over 700+ students across its Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, Artificial Intelligence and Media Arts and Science undergraduate, MS and PhD programs. Specifically, the Department offers an undergraduate BS degree in Information, a fast-growing MS in Applied Data Science, a new BA in Artificial Intelligence in collaboration the Schools of Engineering and Science and a Ph.D. in Data Science - the first in Indiana and the first among the Big-10.

The department currently has a strong emphasis on the human-centered aspects of data science, including interactive and multimodal visualizations, usable information representation and data manipulation, interactive tools for next-generation knowledge discovery, interactive environments for big data, human factors in data science, and human-computer interaction issues surrounding data science applications and decision-making processes. Thanks to world-leading health and life science research centers and hospitals at the IUPUI campus, the Data Science program is uniquely positioned to drive research in big data around health information, both from the patient’s side and from the provider’s side.

Faculty in the department also enjoy close ties with the newly launched, campus-wide IUPUI Institute of Integrative Artificial Intelligence (iAI), as part of Indiana University's broad strategic effort to advance the science of artificial intelligence and its applications. The mission of the institute is to act as a catalyst for the promotion and coordination of AI and AI-related research activities at IUPUI and beyond, and to develop major research initiatives for high-impact AI technologies and applications. The iAI-affliated faculty in the department specifically bring a unique human-centered perspective to the study and advancement of artificial intelligence.

The faculty in the department conduct groundbreaking, externally-funded (e.g., NSF, Google) research, including 2 recent NSF CAREER awards, in a wide variety of areas, including human-computer interaction, information visualization, social and ubiquitous computing, accessibility, deep learning, data mining, android science, emerging media technologies, and healthcare user interfaces. HCC enjoys close collaborations with the Department of BioHealth Informatics, the Department of Library and Information Science, and with the Regenstrief Institute, a pioneering institution in healthcare information technologies. The 2020-2025 strategic plan of the Human-Centered Computing Department is available here:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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